Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Spreading Oates

Lawrence Oates was an Antarctic explorer who originated the famous "I may be some time," a line reported by the shortly-to-be-equally-late Capt Scott.

Titus Oates was a failed 17th century priest who fabricated a Catholic plot on the life of Charles II.

Lawrence was nicknamed Titus by his friends in the Antarctic. But even so, you'd expect the BBC to get it right.

UPDATE: Hah! They have corrected it and the story now refers to him as Lawrence "Titus" Oates. Which they distinctly did not to yesterday morning when I first read the story. Once again the media of the world bend before me like wheat in a hurricane.

1 comment:

  1. lol... i think i'm going to enjoy reading your blogs Mr. Jeapes...


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